The Animals - Sky Pilot Chords

 
7 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
         
         
         
         
X
2
1
X
3
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X
4 fr
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4

9 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3
11 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
4
3
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
2
1
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
10 fr
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X

10 fr
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4

B

variations
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
6 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
         
         
         
         
X
1
X
3
4
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
8 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3

10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1

E

variations
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
6 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
4
3
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X
8 fr
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X
8 fr
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4

11 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
1
1
1
         
         
         
         
X
3
1
X
X
         
         
         
         
X
4
1
2
X
8 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
1
1
1
10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
2

12 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X
No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo

Bu B Cu

Intro

acapella): He blesses the boys as they stand in line They smell of gun grease and their bayonets they shine He's there to help them all that he can To make them feel wanted, he's a good holy man [band enters] bass:
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         v       v       v       v         v       v       v       v
        8h10----8h10----8h10----8h10-----|-----8-----------8-------10------
        ---------------------------------|-8-10--------8-10----------------
        ---------------------------------|---------------------------------
        ---------------------------------|---------------------------------

Chorus

B ESky..B. pilot B ESky..B. pilot Cm How high caBn you fly Cm You'll never (never) (neveBr) reach the sky

Verse 1

Cm He smiles at the young soldierEs, tells them it's all right Cm He knows of their feaEr in the forthcoming flight Cm Soon there'll be blooEd and many will die Cm Mothers and fathersF back home they will cry [repeat chorus]

Verse 2

He mumbles a prayer and it ends with a smile The order is given, they move down the line But he stay'll [sic] behind and he'll meditate But it won't stop the bleeding or ease the hate

Verse 3

And the young men move out into the battle zone He feels good, with God you're never alone He feels so tired and he lays on his bed Hopes the men will find courage in the words that he said [repeat chorus]

Interlude

2:49 twin guitar solo over Bb 3:10 sound effects enter 3:56 bagpipes enter, guitars fade 5:01 bagpipes and effects fade; acoustic guitar and bass enter Eb [4X; strings enter 3rd time]

Verse 4

You're soldiers of God, you must understand The fate of your country is in your young hands May God give you strength, do your job real well If it all was worth it, only time it will tell

Verse 5

In the morning they returned with tears in their eyes The stench of death drifts up to the skies A young soldier so ill looks at the Sky Pilot Remembers the words, "Thou shalt not kill" [repeat chorus, 2X] Coda [repeat to fade]: Cm You'll nEever (never) (neveBr) reach the sky